Programme Structure

The nursing degree programme consists of theoretical, practical and clinical learning activities, carried out through lectures, active learning, professional training, electives, and concludes with the final examination of the programme.
The clinical experience begins in the first year of the course, under the supervision of a tutor, after having practiced all the required nursing procedures and manoeuvres during workshops and simulation activities. A network of academic and clinical tutors will help students become familiar with the clinical setting and develop nursing competencies directly in the clinic.

Study Plan

MODULES ECTS TOPICS
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 9 Human Anatomy
Anatomia Lab
Physiology
GENERAL NURSING SCIENCES 9 Nursing Sciences
Laboratory
General Psychology
Clinical Psychology
BASIC SCIENCES 5 Applied Biology
Biochemistry
Applied Physics
ENGLISH 2 English
CLINICAL NURSING SCIENCES 1 9 Nursing Sciences
PATHOGENESIS AND MICROBIOLOGY 4 Microbiology
Molecular Biology
ELECTIVE ACTIVITIES 2
CLINICAL TRAINING 18
TOTAL 58
MODULES ECTS TOPICS
MEDICINE 9 Internal Medicine
Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Nursing Sciences Generali
Imaging Diagnostics and Radiotherapy
PHARMACOLOGY 6 Pharmacology
Nursing Sciences
SURGERY 7 General Surgery Anesthesiology
Nursing Sciences
CLINICAL NURSING IN THE ONCOLOGICAL AREA 3 Onco-emathology
Clinical Psychology
Nursing Sciences
DISABILITY AND FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY 3 Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine
Locomotive Apparatus Diseases
Nursing Sciences
CLINICAL NURSING IN NEUROSCIENCE 3 Neurology
Psychiatry
Nursing Science
ELECTIVE ACTIVITIES 2
CLINICAL TRAINING 23
TOTAL 56
MODULES ECTS TOPICS
CLINICAL NURSING AND RESEARCH 8 Medical Statistics
General and Applied Hygiene
Pathology
Radiology
CRITICAL CARE NURSING 5 Emergency Medicina
Emergency Surgery
Anesthesiology
Nursing Sciences
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND NURSING MANAGEMENT 5 Legal Medicine
Occupational Medicine
General Psychology
Nursing Sciences
General Clinics and Pediatrics
CLINICAL NURSING 2 5 Nursing Sciences
Clinical Psychology
MATERNAL AND CHILD NURSING 4 Gynecology and Obstetrics
Pediatrics Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing Sciences
ELECTIVE ACTIVITIES 2
CLINICAL TRAINING 30
TOTAL 59
TO TAKE THE FOLLOWING EXAMS: YOU NEED TO PASS:
Nursing Sciences I (1st year) Anatomy and Physiology
Clinical Training Exam (1st year) Nursing Sciences I
Clinical Training Exam (2nd year) Medicine and Pharmacology
Clinical Training Exam (3rd year) Critical Care Nursing
 
TO ENROLL IN: YOU NEED TO PASS:
2nd YEAR Anatomy and Physiology
Nursing Sciences
General Clinics and Pediatrics
Clinical Training Exam
3rd YEAR Medicine
Pharmacology
Basic Sciences Pathogenesis and Microbiology
Surgery
Clinical Training Exam
1 exam of your choice

Teaching and assessment methods

The professor in charge of each integrated course selects the assessment method (oral, written and practical examination). For each learning activity, students will receive a certain number of university credits and a grade based on a 30-point scale. At the end of each academic year the student will have to sit the annual practical placement exam, which, if successful, will allow the student to continue to the next course year. The grade of the practical placement is based on a 30-point scale.


ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

ECTS is the unit of measurement used to determine the study workload, including self-studying, required from the student to perform the learning activities. The unit corresponds to the standard workload of 30 hours. 

Each credit that is assigned to the different learning activities corresponds to:

  1. 15 hours of lectures and 15 hours of self-study;
  2. 18 hours of skill labs and practical activities and 12 hours of self-study;
  3. 25 hours of practical placement work and 5 hours of self-study

Core Courses

Core courses may be mono-disciplinary or integrated.

Mono-disciplinary courses consist of a single teaching module and can take place during one or more semesters.

Integrated courses consist of numerous teaching modules, carried out by different professors, and can take place during one or two semesters. An integrated course consists of several modules of related subjects and of a series of complementary lessons that can help obtain an overview of a particular clinical area.

The final grade is based on the grades obtained from the assessments foreseen for each teaching module.


Active learning

The nursing degree programme adopts an active learning approach that integrates lectures with self-learning and discussions between students and professionals.

These include: interactive lectures, skill labs, workshops, focus skills and seminars.


Professional training

Professional training consists of workshops, aimed at teaching technical competencies through simulations, and clinical practical placements. Clinical practical placements are under the supervision of expert nurses, who are responsible for tutoring students in reaching specific course objectives depending on the year of study.

The clinical practical placement, conducted through out the three years of the course (for a total of 71 ECTS), allows for the acquisition of professional competencies through field experience, where the student has the opportunity to connect scientific, practical and interpersonal knowledge and skills during operational and organizational procedures. In order to train the student, he or she will perform clinical care activities that are highly complicated and multidisciplinary.


Elective courses

Electives are educational activities where the student can choose from a wide selection of courses proposed on a yearly basis by the teaching staff. These activities may consist of seminars, workshops and attending conferences. The student can choose when to attend these activities, yet he or she will have to acquire 6 credits from elective courses in order to be admitted at the final examination.


Final examination

The final examination consists of:

  • A practical exam where the student will have to demonstrate to have acquired theoretical-practical and technical-operative knowledge and skills for the specific professional profile;
  • Thesis preparation, presentation and defence.

To be admitted to the final examination, students must write an original thesis under the supervision of a professor or tutor. The student must have acquired 173 credits. The final examination is considered as an exam that provides a license to practice.

The final grade of the degree, calculated out of a 110-point scale, is based on the final weighted average from the whole curriculum.

HUMANITAS GROUP

Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.